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    Australia

    WA

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Trafalgar Bridge to be lit up in PURPLE
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Trafalgar Bridge East Perth
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Susan MacPherson
    Phone: 0425344812
    Email: bluntbabe_9@yahoo.com

    It has been confirmed that the Trafalgar Bridge, located in East Perth will be lit up in PURPLE from dusk until midnight on the 31st August 2019 in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day and our lost loved ones.

    Canada

    Brantford

    ON

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: TBD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The AIDS Network
    Contact: Allie Torrance
    Phone:
    Email: hrbrant@aidsnetwork.ca

    TBD – Currently in planning and recruitment process

    Hamilton

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Hamilton
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: TBA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Hamilton Harm Reduction Team
    Contact: Margot Corbin
    Phone: 905-973-3748
    Email: margot.corbin@hamilton.ca

    Details to follow…

    Leduc

    Alberta

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Leduc Civic Centre
    #1 Alexandra Park
    Leduc, AB
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dylan’s Hope Foundation
    Contact: Jessica
    Phone: 7802930789
    Email: timetoactleduc@shaw.ca

    Dylan’s Hope Foundation will be hosting the 2nd Annual Overdose Prevention, Awareness & Remembrance event.
    Join us to remember loved ones who have passed from overdose & support those struggling with substance use disorder in their lives.

    Water luminaries to remember our loved ones
    Naloxone training and distribution
    Flags of Hope
    Information

    North Bay

    Ontario

    Activity: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: North Bay City Hall Leger Square
    200 McIntyre St E, North Bay, ON P1B 8V6
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Drug Strategy-North Bay and Area
    Contact: Brooke Bertrand
    Phone: 705-472-6515 ext 260
    Email: bbertrand@cccnip.com

    3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Wednesday August 28, 2019
    6:00pm Event Start
    Come visits booths and get Naloxone Training, Harm Reduction Supplies, Education information
    Free Snacks and Swag
    7:00pm-Ceremony including Lived Experience Speeches
    Candlelight Vigil at International Overdose Awareness Day Remembrance Gardens located on McIntyre Street across from City Hall
    Sponsored by Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing, AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area, The Right Path Counselling Services of Nipissing First Nation and North Bay and Parry Sound District Health Unit

    St adolphe but will be in Winnipeg ei

    Manitoba

    Activity: Memory walk with picture of parent who lost kids to drugs
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:05 pm
    Location: Unsure still securing site hope legislative building
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Shelly or tammy
    Phone: 2048012504
    Email: Shellyt@live.ca

    Walk 5 km with pic of your loved ones lost to overdose in Manitoba

    Cyprus

    Nicosia

    Activity: Raising awareness in Cyprus about overdose
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Cyprus, Nicosia
    130 Limassol Avenue, 4th floor, 2015 Strovolos
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyprus National Addictions Authority
    Contact: Evi Kyprianou
    Phone: 0035722442966
    Email: evi.kyprianou@naac.org.cy

    We are planning to publish a booklet on overdose and the use of naloxone in cases of opioid overdoses which will be disseminated to all drug treatment centres in Cyprus as well as through our website and social media

    Lebanon

    Beirut

    Beirut

    Activity: Overdose Day – Time to Act!
    Date: 31/03/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Sen el Fil – Youssef Karam Street – Daou Building – 1st Floor
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SIDC
    Contact: Nassam Dgheim
    Phone: +961 1 482 428
    Email: info@sidc-lebanon.org

    Public Awareness Event with youth about Drugs and harm reduction.

    Norway

    Bergen

    Activity: Verdens overdosedag, Bergen 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Torgalmenningen
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bergen kommune
    Contact: Susanne Trønnes
    Phone: +4740804683
    Email: susanne.tronnes@bergen.kommune.no

    Consert and appelle will start at 13 to 15.

    United Kingdom

    Scotland

    Aberdeen

    Activity: Substance Bereavement Support/Alcohol Drug Action.
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: Carmelite Hotel
    Stirling Street
    Aberdeen
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alcohol Drug Action.
    Contact: Caroline Butler
    Phone: 07709797884
    Email: carolinebtlr@gmail.com

    Starting at planter with a service for those lost to addiction, we have made windmills to plant with the names of our loved ones on them.
    We then proceed to hotel for networking and Naloxone Training.

    United States of America

    Alabama

    florida

    Alabama

    Activity: sharonmom
    Date: 17/05/2019
    Time: 02:06 am
    Location: no 23 1st street MM/FL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: 9766483344
    Phone: 4532567890
    Email: healthmedlab@gmail.com

    about illness that took my mother away from us

    Santa Monica

    Alabama

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Location and time TBD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Debbie (Aunt Debbie) Camp
    Phone:
    Email: auntdebbie713@gmail.com

    We are a group of individuals and organizations planning an ODAD event for the first time. Through expressions of art, music, poetry and other forms of artistic expression, we will memorialize those lost to overdose. Our event will support families, friends and communities in the LA area dealing with the loss of loved ones to overdose. We also invite the recovery community to be a part of our event. Our event will include a Narcan training session. Activities are still being planned, so we will update as they are finalized.

    California

    Oceanside

    California

    Activity: IOAD Oceanside Pier Walk and Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: City of Oceanside Pier Plaza and Pier. Begins at the Pier Plaza and concludes with a Pier Walk and Memorial
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Mike Robinson
    Phone: 817.676.1304
    Email: pmrobins11@gmail.com

    City of Oceanside Pier Plaza and Pier. Begins at the Pier Plaza with a few presentations and concludes with a candlelight Pier Walk and Memorial. Forth event since 2016 with approximately 250 attendees in 2018.

    Colorado

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Riverwalk- FloodWall Stage
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rod Rushing
    Phone: 800-604-8978
    Email: info@pcacolorado.com

    Outreach, Offrenda, Music, Community, Naltrexone

    Florida

    Longwood

    Florida

    Activity: Celebrate Recovery Meeting
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 530 Dog Track Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery @ Northland
    Contact: Laurie Jean Harrington
    Phone: 407-927-4393
    Email: celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net

    Celebrate Recovery Meeting

    Illinois

    CHICAGO

    Illinois

    Activity: Balloon Launch and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:04 pm
    Location: 723 W 111TH ST
    Venue: 1250 W. 119th St, Chicago, IL 60643
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: KIRBY REHABILITATION
    Contact: Lea Kirby
    Phone: 773 614 4002
    Email: lkirby@kirbyrehab.org

    Balloon Launch and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament to raise Awareness and Funds for services.

    NAPERVILLE

    Illinois

    Activity: Forever in Our Hearts
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Naperville Grand Pavilion
    500 Jackson ave.
    Naperville, IL 60564Located along the Riverwalk
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Path to Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Deb Lewin
    Phone: 630-962-9652
    Email: help@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

    We will have resources, Narcan training, video presentation, speakers and a candle light vigil.

    oak forest

    Illinois

    Activity: drug overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 6200 167 st
    Tinley Park, il 60477
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: carey m murray
    Phone: 7085604945
    Email: nannamurray@sbcglobal.netF

    Drug overdose awareness day.. Gathering of those lost to this horrible addiction

    Maine

    Portland

    Maine

    Activity: Church of Safe Injection Overdose Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Front steps of City Hall
    389 Congress St.
    Portland, ME 04101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Church of Safe Injection
    Contact: Jesse Harvey
    Phone: 207-543-3442
    Email: jesse.portlandOPS@gmail.com

    Please join us on this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day to remember the lives of those lost to preventable drug poisoning, and to protest the do-nothing attitude being embraced by such Maine legislators as Rep. Patty Hymanson. This event has the potential to turn into a more happy and hopeful event- a solemn remembrance followed by a celebration of the Maine legislature’s forward movement… But we will see within the coming weeks if they choose to support science or stigma… life or death. If they choose to support stigma and death, then the OD Vigil will be followed by a protest against Maine and municipal policies that are killing People Who Use Drugs (PWUD).
    Interested co-hosts or collaborators please reach out to jesse.PortlandOPS@gmail.com
    https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/07/dozens-stage-city-hall-die-in-to-call-attention-to-drug-deaths/

    Maryland

    Hagerstown

    Maryland

    Activity: Harm Reduction in action
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Washington County City Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Washington County Health Department
    Contact: david washington
    Phone: 240-313-3-85
    Email: david.washington@maryland.gov

    Concert and

    ridgely

    Maryland

    Activity: March into Recovery
    Date: 14/04/2019
    Time: 09:02 am
    Location: Caroline County 4-H & Youth Park
    8230 Detour Rd, Denton, MD 21629
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women
    Contact: Sherry
    Phone: 4108297020
    Email: hopeinwomen13@gmail.com

    There will be resource tables and community leader available to help those in active addiction or recovery. We will have guest speakers from our community (police dept, court system, Local resources and more) There will be raffles, door prizes and stuff for the kids to do. Narcan training from the local health dept. will also be in attendance.

    Michigan

    Battle Creek

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 13/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: McCamly Park
    10 N. Washington Ave.
    Battle Creek, MI 49017
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CARS
    Contact: Kristi Angelo
    Phone: 269-832-4945
    Email:

    Overdose Awareness Day
    Vigil in the Park

    Missouri

    Hannibal

    Missouri

    Activity: Americanhumanity.org overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Highway MM and Interstate 72 / Highway 36 intersections…. Terrace View Farm…
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AmericanHumanity.org
    Contact: Michael Hagan
    Phone: 417-838-2458
    Email: Michaelhagan@americanhumanity.org

    Planning many activities.

    New Jersey

    Hardwick

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness day Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: To Be Determined
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: James J Perry
    Phone: 9083107328
    Email: jjperry13@gmail.com

    Guest speakers, reading of names of those we lost. Much More. Still in planning mode. Contact me if you are interested in helping with the planning. jjperry13@gmail.com

    Phillipsburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: A Walk To Remeber – Police Support Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Shappell Park – 352 South Main Phillipsburg NJ 08865
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CARES Of Warren County
    Contact: Amanda Bridge
    Phone: 9083198589
    Email: Abridge06@yahoo.com

    Free Event!

    Come and Support Overdose Awareness Day with CARES & Safe Harbor, along with Easton Police Department and Phillipsburg Police Department. When communities come together we build a stronger foundation! Help end the stigma. If you’ve lost someone you love to addiction we will all walk to remember them. Phillipsburg will be meeting Easton on the free bridge and everyone will be given a flower to toss over the bridge for remembrance. Awards, free food, and live music will be held at Easton’s Amphitheater.

    Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly!

    Westampton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Burlington County Candlelight Vigil & Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: The Burlington County Amphitheater located at 5 Pioneer Blvd Westampton NJ 08060. Parking is available at the Burlington County Library.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Plus of Burlington County
    Contact: Joe Conlin
    Phone: 609-261-0001 ext 1007
    Email: joeconlin@prevplus.org

    There will be music, testimonials on the loss of a loved one, addiction and treatment. Vendor tables, refreshments, and live music. This is a smoke free venue.

    North Carolina

    New Bern

    North Carolina

    Activity: A Night Of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: A Night of Remembrance in Gazebo
    Union Point Park
    210 E Front Street
    New Bern, NC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Craven County’s HOPE
    Contact: Tina Davis
    Phone: 252-571-8626
    Email: cravencountyshope@gmail.com

    We will guest speakers and singing along with setting off Floating Candles on the river.

    Raleigh

    North Carolina

    Activity: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day – NC Rally for Change, Raleigh, NC.
    Date: 31/07/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Bicentennial Plaza
    1 E Edenton St,
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
    Contact: Randy Abbott or Frankie Andrews
    Phone: 336-210-3711 / 336-326-5325
    Email: ioadraleighrally18@gmail.com

    This event is held annually in our State Capital as a time to remember those lost to overdose, promote recovery and advocate for positive change.

    North Dakota

    Minot

    North Dakota

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day & 5K
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Oak Park Amphitheater
    Oak Park
    4th Avenue NW
    Minot, ND 58703
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aidan’s Promise Inc
    Contact: Mitzie Nay
    Phone: (701) 203-0878
    Email: mnay@aidanspromise.org

    Help us get the word out about preventing and recognizing overdoses. We will have a 5K for anyone interested in participating, as well as speakers and representatives from local organizations that may be of assistance to those suffering from substance use disorder and their loved ones. Oh, and we will make sure there is food!

    Ohio

    Port Clinton

    Ohio

    Activity: Ottawa County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 315 Madison Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ottawa County Family & Children First, Opiate Collaborative
    Contact: Margaret Osborne
    Phone: 5672623142
    Email: mosborne@ocbdd.org

    The epidemic is shattering families, friends, and communities. The Ottawa County Opiate Collaborative, an initiative of the Ottawa County Family & Children First Council, a collaborative of public and private agencies, is committed to “Reduce substance abuse to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for all, especially children”. Council members and public officials will unveil 19 Silent Silhouettes on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse on August 30, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., to recognize “Overdose Awareness Day”. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will include a proclamation by the Ottawa County Commissioners and provide an opportunity for the community to remember those we’ve lost while making a commitment to those in recovery.
    After the ceremony, members of council and the community will take part in a remembrance and awareness walk to Light House Sober Living. The house will be open to the public for tours and will have information on resources available within the county.
    Ottawa County Family and Children First Council vision is that every child in Ottawa County will feel safe and secure within a stable family. By serving as an agent of collaboration, the council is committed to increase public awareness of the dangers of substance abuse with emphasis on opiates, treatment options and to ensure healthier communities across Ottawa County in the future.

    South Carolina

    Gaffney

    South Carolina

    Activity: Virtual visual For carolyn
    Date: 18/04/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Everywhere
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kassy
    Phone: 8647295105
    Email: kassyredman@gmail.com

    I’m asking for everyone to paint the sky purple in honor of my cousin and all those that loss thier life. They deserved more.

    Wisconsin

    Appleton

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Fox Cities Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk
    Date: 08 Sept 2019
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: City Park, 500 E Franklin St, Appleton, WI
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Megan Kelley Foundation
    Contact: President
    Phone: 9204282564
    Email: bev@megankelleyfoundation.org

    We will hold a Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk. Afterwards we will listen to speakers, light candles and train people on Narcan

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